Sentra 2007

Brake Hoses & Pipes

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Removal & Installation



Front Brake Tube & Hose

WARNING
Be careful not to splash brake fluid on painted areas; it may cause paint damage. If brake fluid is splashed on painted areas, wash it away with water immediately.


NOTE
Cover the open end of brake tubes and hoses when disconnecting to prevent entrance of dirt.


NOTE
When removing components such as hoses, tubes/lines, etc., cap or plug openings to prevent fluid from spilling.

  1. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  2.  
  3. Remove the brake tube from brake hose using suitable tool.
  4.  
  5. Remove the union bolt and brake hose from caliper assembly.
  6.  
  7. Remove the lock plate and brake hose from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Remove the brake tube from brake hose using suitable tool. Remove the union bolt and brake hose from caliper assembly. Remove the lock plate and brake hose from the vehicle

  8.  

To install:


WARNING
All tubes and hoses must be free from excessive bending, twisting and pulling.


WARNING
Make sure there is no interference with other parts when turning steering both clockwise and counterclockwise.


WARNING
Brake tubes and hoses are an important safety part. Always disassemble the parts and retighten their fittings, if a brake fluid leak is detected. Replace applicable part with a new one, if damaged part is detected.


WARNING
Be careful not to splash brake fluid on painted areas; it may cause paint damage. If brake fluid is splashed on painted surfaces of body, immediately wipe them with cloth and then wash it away with water.


WARNING
Do not bend or twist brake hose sharply, or strongly pull it.


WARNING
When removing components, cover brake line connections so that dirt, dust, or other foreign matters do not get in.


NOTE
Refill using new DOT 3 brake fluid.


WARNING
Never reuse drained brake fluid.

  1. Assemble union bolt and copper sealing washers to brake hose.
    NOTE
    Do not reuse copper sealing washers.

  2.  
  3. Position the L-shape metal fitting of the brake hose to the brake caliper assembly positioning hole.
  4.  
  5. Tighten union bolt to the following specified torque.
    1. 2.0L Engine

      Union Bolt-Front disc brake-156 inch lbs. (18 Nm)
       

    2.  
    3. 2.5L Engine

      Union Bolt-Front disc brake-156 inch lbs. (18 Nm)
       
      Union Bolt-Rear disc brake-168 inch lbs. (18.5 Nm)
       

    4.  

  6.  
  7. Connect brake hose to brake tube on vehicle, and temporarily tighten flare nut by hand as much as possible.
  8.  
  9. Secure the brake hose with lock plate.
  10.  
  11. Tighten the flare nut to specified torque as shown in the accompanying illustration using a suitable tool.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the brake tube and hose hydraulic circuit-2.0L engine with ABS or VDT/TCS/ABS



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    Fig. Exploded view of the brake tube and hose hydraulic circuit-2.5L engine with VDT/TCS/ABS

  12.  
  13. Refill the brake fluid and bleed the air from the brake system. Refer to Bleeding The Brake System in the Brakes Section.
  14.  
  15. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  16.  

Rear Brake Tube & Hose
Over Axle Rear Brake Hose

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012


WARNING
Be careful not to splash brake fluid on painted areas; it may cause paint damage. If brake fluid is splashed on painted areas, wash it away with water immediately.


NOTE
Cover the open end of brake tubes and hoses when disconnecting to prevent entrance of dirt.


NOTE
When removing components such as hoses, tubes/lines, etc., cap or plug openings to prevent fluid from spilling.

  1. Remove the brake tube from brake hose using a suitable tool.
  2.  
  3. Remove the lock plate and brake hose.
    WARNING
    All tubes and hoses must be free from excessive bending, twisting and pulling.


    WARNING
    Make sure there is no interference with other parts when turning steering both clockwise and counterclockwise.


    WARNING
    Brake tubes and hoses are an important safety part. Always disassemble the parts and retighten their fittings, if a brake fluid leak is detected. Replace applicable part with a new one, if damaged part is detected.


    WARNING
    Be careful not to splash brake fluid on painted areas; it may cause paint damage. If brake fluid is splashed on painted surfaces of body, immediately wipe them with cloth and then wash it away with water.


    WARNING
    Do not bend or twist brake hose sharply, or strongly pull it.


    WARNING
    When removing components, cover brake line connections so that dirt, dust, or other foreign matters do not get in.


    NOTE
    Refill using new DOT 3 brake fluid.


    WARNING
    Never reuse drained brake fluid.



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Remove the brake tube from brake hose using a suitable tool. Remove the lock plate and brake hose.

  4.  
  5. Connect brake hose to brake tube on vehicle, and temporarily tighten flare nut by hand as much as possible.
  6.  
  7. Secure the brake hose to bracket with lock plate.
  8.  
  9. Tighten the flare nut to specified torque as shown in the accompanying illustration using a suitable tool.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the brake tube and hose hydraulic circuit-2.0L engine with ABS or VDT/TCS/ABS



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the brake tube and hose hydraulic circuit-2.5L engine with VDT/TCS/ABS

  10.  
  11. Refill the brake fluid and bleed the air from the brake system. Refer to Bleeding The Brake System in the Brakes Section.
  12.  

Rear Brake Hose-2.5L Engine

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012


WARNING
Be careful not to splash brake fluid on painted areas; it may cause paint damage. If brake fluid is splashed on painted areas, wash it away with water immediately.


NOTE
Cover the open end of brake tubes and hoses when disconnecting to prevent entrance of dirt.


NOTE
When removing components such as hoses, tubes/lines, etc., cap or plug openings to prevent fluid from spilling.

  1. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the brake hose from brake tube using suitable tool.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Disconnect the brake hose from brake tube using suitable tool

  4.  
  5. Remove the union bolt, and then remove brake hose from brake caliper assembly and discard the copper sealing washers.
    WARNING
    Do not reuse the copper sealing washers.


    NOTE
    Cap or plug opening(s) to prevent fluid from spilling.



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Remove the union bolt (A), and then remove brake hose from brake caliper assembly and discard the copper sealing washers

  6.  
  7. Remove the lock plate and brake hose from the vehicle.
  8.  

To install:


WARNING
All tubes and hoses must be free from excessive bending, twisting and pulling.


WARNING
Make sure there is no interference with other parts when turning steering both clockwise and counterclockwise.


WARNING
Brake tubes and hoses are an important safety part. Always disassemble the parts and retighten their fittings, if a brake fluid leak is detected. Replace applicable part with a new one, if damaged part is detected.


WARNING
Be careful not to splash brake fluid on painted areas; it may cause paint damage. If brake fluid is splashed on painted surfaces of body, immediately wipe them with cloth and then wash it away with water.


WARNING
Do not bend or twist brake hose sharply, or strongly pull it.


WARNING
When removing components, cover brake line connections so that dirt, dust, or other foreign matters do not get in.


NOTE
Refill using new DOT 3 brake fluid.


WARNING
Never reuse drained brake fluid.

  1. Assemble the union bolt and the new copper sealing washers on the brake hose.
    WARNING
    Do not reuse the copper sealing washers.

  2.  
  3. Attach L-shape metal fitting of the brake hose to brake caliper assembly positioning hole, and then tighten union bolt.
  4.  
  5. Connect brake hose to brake tube, partially tighten flare nut by hand as much as possible, then secure it to the bracket with lock plate.
  6.  
  7. Using a flare nut torque wrench, tighten flare nut to the specified torque.
  8.  
  9. Refill the brake fluid and bleed the air from the brake system. Refer to Bleeding The Brake System in the Brakes Section.
  10.  
  11. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  12.  

 
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